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Knickerbocker's History of New York (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)
     

Knickerbocker's History of New York (Barnes & Noble Digital Library)

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by Washington Irving
 

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Published in 1809, this satirical history of New York—published under the pseudonym of Dietrich Knickerbocker—launched the young Irving to literary prominence and success. "It took with the public," Irving later reported, "and gave me celebrity, as an original work was something remarkable and uncommon in America."


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Published in 1809, this satirical history of New York—published under the pseudonym of Dietrich Knickerbocker—launched the young Irving to literary prominence and success. "It took with the public," Irving later reported, "and gave me celebrity, as an original work was something remarkable and uncommon in America."


Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781411437982
Publisher:
Barnes & Noble
Publication date:
02/15/2011
Series:
Barnes & Noble Digital Library
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
540
Sales rank:
408,137
File size:
523 KB

Meet the Author

Washington Irving (1783-1859) has been called the first American man of letters. His most famous stories are "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," classics of dark fantasy. He also wrote histories and biographies, including a five-volume life of George Washington.

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